Truth really does make for the best speech material

30 Aug

Republican National Convention really got it right last night and Wednesday. Congrats to each and every speaker for giving all of us watching exactly what we deserve as the hard-working people of this country: the truth.

I really can’t follow up what they said, because they all did their jobs as perfectly as they could have, with humor and honesty, real success stories and true empathy for those of us who still believe wholeheartedly in the American dream. I commend them and here are some of the best moments from the past two nights:

Tim Pawlenty:

“But you know, President Obama isn’t as bad as people say, he’s actually worse… Actually, Barack Obama is the first president to create more excuses than jobs! In his view, it’s George’s fault. It’s the bank’s fault. It’s Europe’s fault. It’s the weather’s fault. It’s Congress’ fault. Mr. President, if you want to find fault, I suggest you look in the mirror!”

“I’ve come to realize that Barack Obama is the tattoo president. Like a big tattoo, it seemed cool when you were young. But later on, that decision doesn’t look so good, and you wonder: what was I thinking? But the worst part is you’re still going to have to explain it to your kids. Next week, Barack Obama will plead with America to give his failed ideas another chance. He’s asking Americans to give him more time and more money. Well sorry, Mr. President, but you’re out of time, and we’re out of money. Barack Obama’s failed us. But look, it’s understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job.”

Paul Ryan:

“These past four years we have suffered no shortage of words in the White House. What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago. Isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?”

“None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers, a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”

Condoleezza Rice:

“I know that it feels as if we have carried these burdens long enough.  But we can only know that there is no choice, because one of two things will happen if we don’t lead. Either no one will lead and there will be chaos, or someone will fill the vacuum who does not share our values. My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice.  We cannot be reluctant to lead and you cannot lead from behind.”

“You see, the essence of America, what really unites us, is not nationality or ethnicity or religion.  It is an idea.  And what an idea it is.  That you can come from humble circumstances and you can do great things, that it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going.”

Mike Huckabee: 

“My working-poor parents told me I could do better. They taught me that I was as good as anyone else. It never occurred to them to tell me that I could rest comfortably and wait for Uncle Sugar to feed me, lead me, and then bleed me. They told me to get off my backside, work hard, take risks, and treat people honestly and honorably. And look what’s happened – I have become as the press label me, ‘a failed candidate.’”

“Let me clear the air about whether guys like me would only support an evangelical. Of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama, and he supports changing the definition of marriage, believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in the womb or even beyond the womb, and tells people of faith that they must bow their knees to the god of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls health care.”

Chris Christie:

“Our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity is fleeting and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and emotions of the times.”

“They believe the educational establishment will always put themselves ahead of children. That self-interest trumps common sense. They believe in pitting unions against teachers, educators against parents, and lobbyists against children. They believe in teacher’s unions. We believe in teachers.”

Susana Martinez

“This election should not be about political parties.  Too many Americans are out of work, and our debt is out of control.  This election needs to be about those issues. And it is the responsibility of both parties to offer up real solutions and have an honest debate. In New Mexico, I inherited the largest structural deficit in state history. And our legislature is controlled by Democrats. We don’t always agree. But we came together – in a bi-partisan manner-and turned that deficit into a surplus, all without raising taxes.”

“If he [Obama] can take credit for government building small businesses, then he can accept responsibility for breaking his promise and adding 5 trillion dollars to the national debt. Because he did build that.”

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